Guatemala volcano kills at least 6, covers villages in ash

At least six individuals have been killed in Guatemala as being a volcano near the country’s capital town has erupted for the second period this year.

The Volcan del Fuego, roughly 27 miles from Guatemala City, shot ash nearly 4 miles into the sky. The lung burning ash landed all over the villages of  San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre sobre Cristo.

The stratovolcano —   the volcano built from layers of lung burning ash and lava  — “has engulfed on and off for centuries, ” according to the U. H. Geological Survey .

Volcan del Fuego, one of the most active volcanoes in Main America, last erupted on January. 31.  

The Associated Push contributed to this report.

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